Fridays Are For Frank: “On A Clear Day” —Blue Eyes Restaurant & Cafe
There’s a new restaurant moving into Sinatra Park, aptly named Blue Eyes Restaurant & Cafe.
Set to open this weekend, the name is obviously a nod to Frank Sinatra’s second most distinguishable characteristic (his voice being first), his blue eyes. Speaking of eyes, the restaurant and cafe promises a feast for all the senses—offering Italian entrees, pizza and paninis, as well as coffee drinks and desserts. But the other treat is obviously the view.
Sinatra Park has one of the most enviable skyline views on the planet, where you can take in NYC and all its majesty—from the George Washington Bridge to the Verazanno, Staten Island and even a glimpse of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (just don’t lean too far—swimming is forbidden off Sinatra Park, accidental or otherwise).
When you head down to Sinatra Park, “On a clear day, on a clear day, you can see forever, and ever, and ever more.”
As we all know, Frank would be turning 100 this year. The Hoboken Historical Museum is celebrating Hoboken’s favorite son’s centennial year with a party worthy of the Rat Pack—with great cocktails, great eats, and music made famous by America’s greatest singer.
Your $150 ticket will transport you back to an ultra-cool 1950s-60s era nightclub at the Elks Lodge (1005 Washington) and will help the Hoboken Museum create the greatest exhibit dedicated to “The Voice” and his devoted fans. A large portion of your ticket will be tax-deductible as a fundraiser for the Museum.
Included in your ticket is an open bar, delicious food by Anthony David’s Catering and desserts by Giorgio’s, plus a special cake designed by the Cake Boss.
Dance away the evening to a DJ spinning the best of Sinatra’s swingin’ music. Learn how to Foxtrot with lessons from Ekaterina Bykova, owner of Bienvenue Dance. The evening will also feature three live tribute performers: two Sinatra Idol winners, Eric De Lauro and Peter Cafasso, plus Hoboken resident and vocalist Barbara Simon.
And Eugene Flinn returns as auctioneer extraordinaire in the museum’s annual live auction of unique experiences and packages tailored for Hobokenites. Several perennially popular packages will be up for grabs again, including a family summer pass to the Shipyard pool, a romantic package at the W Hotel, a two-week stay at a Florida condo, a year’s rental of a parking space in the Shipyard garage, along with some new surprises.
Don’t delay—the museum’s parties tend to sell out. Visit the Museum’s website, hobokenmuseum.org, to purchase your ticket.